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May 24, 2015

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May 24, 2015

Teacherbot: Can Robots Do It Better?

May 15, 2015 — Opinion is often divided over whether digital innovations within education are a value or a threat to ... read more

May 12, 2015 — Deaf education lecturers are using the Swivl robot in school classrooms in a UK first for teacher training. Swivl is a robotic turntable onto which is placed an iPad or other tablet. It is positioned ... read more

May 6, 2015 — The Trace app turns a digital sketch that you draw on your smartphone screen -- heart, maple leaf, raindrop -- into a walking route that you can send to a friend. The recipient of the ... read more

Young People Think Friends Are More at Risk of Cyberbullying

May 3, 2015 — Young people are aware of the risks of cyberbullying but perceive others as being more at risk than themselves. Young women are more vulnerable to this perception than young ... read more

Comprehensive New Study Provides Foundation for Future of Digital Higher Education

May 1, 2015 — The role that technology plays in higher education has been examined by investigators whose report offers steps that universities of tomorrow can take to support student learning. The study supports ... read more

New Technology, Tablets Still a Struggle for Older Generations

Apr. 29, 2015 — Learning a new technology can be a daunting task for adults of any age, but this is especially true in older adults. New research looked at tablet acceptance and use across multiple ... read more

Parents Sound Off on Mobile Device Use by Children

Apr. 26, 2015 — Smartphones and tablets have become part of everyday life, but parents still worry that mobile devices may not be the best thing for their children, according to a new ... read more

Literacy App Improves School Readiness in at-Risk Preschoolers

Apr. 19, 2015 — Using mobile apps in preschool classrooms may help improve early literacy skills and boost school readiness for low-income children, according to research. "Guided use of an educational app may ... read more

Are Health Apps Beneficial for Healthy People?

Apr. 14, 2015 — Health apps have the potential to make a broad impact on the health of the general population, argues one expert. But another explains that there is not enough evidence to support such claims and ... read more

Devices or Divisive: Mobile Technology in the Classroom

Apr. 17, 2015 — Little is known about what teachers think about how mobile technology in the classroom will affect the development of students' non-cognitive skills, such as empathy, self-control, problem ... read more

Kindergartners Who Shared iPads in Class Scored Higher on Achievement Tests

Apr. 10, 2015 — A promising study found that kindergartners in classes with shared iPads significantly outscored their peers on achievement tests who were in classes that had no iPads or classes with iPads for each ... read more

Mar. 18, 2015 — Today, a new app for the iPad was released that could change the way wildlife is monitored in the ... read more

Find out What Your Apps Are Really Doing

Mar. 10, 2015 — Apps, these tiny programs on Internet-connected mobile phones are increasingly becoming entryways for surveillance and fraud. Computer scientists have now developed a program that can show users ... read more

Mar. 4, 2015 — Who is the teacher: the student or the machine? By showing a robot how to write letters, children improve their writing skills and gain ... read more

Virtual Patient: Avatar Shows Emotions as He Talks to Med Students

Feb. 25, 2015 — The avatars in the Virtual Patient Project give medical students life-like practice in interviewing patients, delving into health histories and narrowing possible diagnoses. These avatars were ... read more

Cyberbystanders: Most Don't Try to Stop Online Bullies

Feb. 24, 2015 — In a new study, 221 college students participated in an online chat room in which they watched a fellow student get “bullied” right before their eyes. Only 10 percent of the students who noticed ... read more

Wikipedia Use: Nothing to Be Ashamed About, Experts Say

Feb. 11, 2015 — Academics and students alike should be making better use of Wikipedia, a major study of digital technology use in Higher Education has ... read more

Feb. 19, 2015 — A new report on how teachers use video games in classrooms identifies features they find most useful to track student learning, as well as gaps where better tools could help link games more closely ... read more

Technology Changing Teacher's Role

Feb. 16, 2015 — Along with technological development, traditional teaching methods have been challenged by various technologically enhanced teaching and learning methods. This trend has received mixed reactions: On ... read more

Developing Smart Services in the Cloud

Feb. 3, 2015 — Cloud-based platform helps systematically design and implement smart services. More and more manufacturing companies are looking to build on their success by expanding their core business to include ... read more

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